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EDITORIAL: It is very interesting to note that the "protocols" regarding pet vaccinations have gone from YEARLY to every THREE years per Dr. Jean Dodd:
NEW VACCINATION PROTOCOL
by Dr. Jean Dodds
Note: All of the 27 Vet Universities in the US have followed the immunization protocol as suggested by Dr. Dodds for years
I would like to make you aware that all 27 veterinary schools in North America are in the process of changing their protocols for vaccinating dogs and cats. Some of this information will present an ethical & economic challenge to Vets, and there will be skeptics. Some organizations have come up with a political compromise suggesting vaccinations every 3 years to appease those who fear loss of income vs. those concerned about potential side effects. Politics, traditions, or the doctors' economic well-being should not be a factor in a medical decision.
This is obviously a "compromise" to the newest SEVEN year alleged necessity and IS a "compromise" between your pet's HEALTH/LIFE and your veterinarian's BANK ACCOUNT. Now I ask you to think about this: why must we have "legislation" enacted in order for our health and the health of our beloved pets to be protected from the drug/medical industry? WHAT'S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE IN AMERICA? Vaccination "problems" are NOT just a pet concern - see the page on "Ethics": http://rimadyldeath.com/ETHICS.html
An old French proverb says that "Most men [AND DOGS] die of their medicines and not their illnesses."
VERY IMPORTANT REQUEST: PLEASE CLICK TO AND SIGN THE ON-LINE PETITION AGAINST THE UNSAFE and OVER VACCINATIONS: Please read and consider signing the on-line vaccination petition:
http://www.petitiononline.com/petvax23/petition.html or at http://mywebpages.comcast.net/shortionline/petition/petition.htm
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Pet vaccine bill deserves support
Copyright © 2005 Blethen Maine Newspapers Inc.
Because many veterinarians have failed to disclose that most core veterinary vaccines protect for seven or more years, pet owners, unaware that their animals don't need multiple yearly vaccinations, have overvaccinated their companions -- taking an unnecessary toll on their finances and animals' health. Rep. Peter Rines of Wiscasset has introduced legislation -- LR883, An Act to Require Veterinarians to Provide Vaccine Disclosure Forms -- to solve this problem.
Most Maine veterinarians have vaccinated clients' pets annually, biennially or triennially and not disclosed the fact that challenge studies by Dr. Ronald Schultz of the University of Wisconsin's School of Veterinary Medicine have proven that distemper, hepatitis and parvovirus vaccines protect for at least seven years. According to Colorado State University's Veterinary Teaching Hospital, "Yearly booster vaccine recommendations for vaccines other than rabies virus have been determined arbitrarily by manufacturers."
Why haven't veterinarians disclosed this information to clients? One possible explanation is in a Veterinary Economics August 2004 cover story titled "Targeting Changing Vaccine Protocols," which states: "In the 1970's and '80s many veterinarians derived a substantial percent of their total incomes from vaccinating dogs and cats ... (a)nd in many practices today, the vaccination reminder is the one thing that drives visits from healthy pets. So changing ... vaccine protocols could have a significant affect on finances."
The American Animal Hospital Association's 2003 Vaccine Guidelines reports: "(T)he ethical issue that our profession struggles with today is whether economics justifies giving an animal a drug (vaccines are biologic drugs) that is not necessarily required. As a minimum, we should allow pet owners to make this choice rather than make it for them." Rines' legislation would give pet owners the information they need to make that choice for their animals. Please ask your legislators and pet-owning friends to support this bill.
May my beloved partner ROMI rest in peace - no matter wherever her bits and pieces/frozen carcass may be held hostage.
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